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Microsoft has rolled out a new gadget for Kinect Fun Labs in the form of "Musical Feet." As the name implies, the app lets you play "music" with your feet, turning your floor into a virtual keyboard. You can also record your own sounds and, as you can see in our test video above, share videos of...

November 16th 2011 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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Mutation Station, what's your classification? "General," according to Australia's ratings board. Something under that title is being published for Xbox 360 by Microsoft, as the rating reveals. No details about the title have been officially announced, but a safe guess would be that it's another...

September 2nd 2011 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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When we first heard the name "Kinect Fun Labs - Air Band," it wasn't hard to conjure a pretty accurate image of what the widget would turn out to be: fake on-screen instruments that you play by gesturing. As revealed in these screens, Kinect Fun Labs summons neon phantoms of guitars, drums, and...

August 16th 2011 at 9:35pm 0 Comments
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You've been working towards this your entire life. Your air band, Draft Punk, is about to participate in the Nationals, competing against the best air bands in the world. But how do you know you're ready? How do you know you've had sufficient training? Well, you don't, because frankly there's ne...

August 4th 2011 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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After it launched earlier today, we couldn't help but take Avatar Kinect for a spin. Using two clips recorded within Avatar Kinect and a little movie editing magic (on a Mac, somewhat ironically), we managed to create a simple talk show explaining the ins and outs of the app. Check out ou...

July 25th 2011 at 6:40pm 0 Comments
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WinRumors is reporting that Avatar Kinect will be released on July 27. According to the site, "company insiders familiar with Microsoft's plans" have revealed that the Avatar-filled, Kinect-enabled virtual chat room will become part of Kinect Fun Labs next Wednesday. The rumor jives with informa...

July 18th 2011 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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You can be part of the ongoing experiments in Microsoft's Kinect Fun Labs. Six more well-known Kinect hacks are up for consideration as new Fun Labs apps, and Microsoft wants you to vote on the one you'd like to see first. The apps in question include Keyboard Anywhere, Virtual Conductor, Kinect...

June 14th 2011 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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One of the conspicuous absences from the Microsoft press briefing was Avatar Kinect, especially considering how hard the company hit the odd pseudo talk show service during its CES briefing in January. Tonight we managed to learn what's up with the feature (because we know how anxious you've been...

June 8th 2011 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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With Kinect Fun Labs already detailed by Major's Minute on Xbox Live, Microsoft offered some more details during its E3 2011 press conference. The mini-game collection will be freely available via the Kinect Hub and allows players to participate in various activities, including scanning objects i...

June 6th 2011 at 1:54pm 0 Comments
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With the contents of Microsoft's E3 website reportedly spilled, a new episode of Major's Minute on Xbox Live has revealed Kinect Fun Labs. The video (embedded after the break), showcases a number of Kinect mini-games, many of which we've seen rumored already, including Kinect Googly Eyes and Kine...

June 6th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The announcement of sequels and spin-offs has become too routine to incur huge gasps of disbelief at E3's trio of biggest press conferences. A real surprise, then, would be in those titles staying under wraps until the very last moment. "Spoiler," says the internet, "but that's not happening whil...

June 4th 2011 at 4:30pm 0 Comments